The Kooples Parka

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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I have been looking for the perfect winter coat for two years now and I finally found it in The Kooples Parka. Basically I have wanted something unbelievably warm (since New York winters are brutal), but also something a bit stylish.

Honestly, I would have loved a Canada Goose parka, but those are out of my price range. So I have been on the hunt for an AFFORDABLE (aka on sale) really nice winter coat. After even waiting it out until the post winter and holiday craziness last year for the sales at Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, I still wasn’t able to find “the one.”
Then I almost decided to settle on one of the Aritizia winter coats. I like the Warmest Parka for $375, but it just didn’t flatter me like I wanted it to and I hate the look of bad fake fur, which this coat has. It still wasn’t perfect to me and at over $400 with tax it was hard to justify spending it.
Then, aha I saw that The Kooples were having a sample sale in SoHo and since I love that brand (but can’t afford it full price), I decided to just check it out. One of my french friends loves the brand and has a nice men’s wool and leather coat from there that I borrowed and LOVED, so I also went with the intention of maybe finding that coat. And I did, but I didn’t get it because they had such a huge assortment of coats, all of them $275. So many nice coats. There was even a full cashmere trench, but I just didn’t need it. They also had gorgeous leather jackets and even though I went on the first day, they only had size XS left.
Since French men are built smaller than American men (and have a more feminine style in clothing), their men’s clothing assortment works for women too. Men’s sizes run so much smaller to the point that I can easily wear a size small and have it fit me well. Because of this, I looked at both the men’s and women’s coats, finding two really warm, nice men’s coats that I loved and couldn’t decide between. Finally, after my usual indecisiveness and consulting with the salespeople when shopping, I decided on this gorgeous, warm, multi-pocketed, leather-trimmed beauty. It even has pulls on the inside waist so I can make it tighter and flatter my body.
For just over $300 with sales tax, I got this gorgeous detachable fur hood coat, oozing of quality, worth $895 pre tax. I’m so lucky, I still can’t believe it.
I’m in love with the neutral gray-green color, the water and wind resistant material and how there are so many pockets that I don’t always need to bring a bag with me when I go out. Even the pockets are lined with fleece to keep your hands warm when you use them. There’s an inner pocket too that perfectly fits my iPhone6. And let’s just talk about the super soft hood. I’m in love with this purchase. Finally the perfect winter coat for me — it would just be nice if it was maybe 2 inches longer. 😉 Guess there’s really no such thing as perfect.
xo

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  • Courtney
    December 22, 2015

    I love your jacket! It’s so cute and perfect for chillier temperatures!

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    • pinkneonlips
      December 22, 2015

      Thanks Courtney, you’re a sweetheart xo

  • kavyaede
    December 22, 2015

    I’ve always had a thing for fur hood coats and I’m totally in love with your winter coat, babe! Glad you found the perfect one for you! You look beautiful in all the pictures! :)

    • pinkneonlips
      December 23, 2015

      Awe!!!! Thanks for the kind words love xoxo

  • sarahpratley
    December 23, 2015

    This is such a beautiful coat! And you have the most amazing pictures :) x

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    • pinkneonlips
      December 23, 2015

      Thank you so much xo :)

  • Emily Maltby
    December 27, 2015

    That coat is stunning! I really want one of those.

    ashimmerofbeauty.blogspot.com

    • pinkneonlips
      December 27, 2015

      Xo

  • M&MFASHIONBITES
    December 28, 2015

    Cute shoes :)
    Maria V.

  • Emily
    December 29, 2015

    This parka looks great and I love these photos. So chic!

    xoxo Emily
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    • pinkneonlips
      December 31, 2015

      Thanks Emily :) Xoxox made my day!

  • missgiven
    January 4, 2016

    Looks perfect to me! Very nice blog!

    • pinkneonlips
      January 5, 2016

      Thanks girl xo

  • Katrina
    February 9, 2017

    So cute! If I lived farther up north, I’d definitely have to get a parka like this one.

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